[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News : Grand Bahama Last Updated: May 7, 2015 - 7:57:38 AM


Grand Bahama Island Bridal Assocation working to raise standards and increase business
By Janet Albury
Mar 15, 2010 - 4:49:29 PM

Email this article
 Mobile friendly page

GBI-Bridal-Assn.-Mtg.jpg
A cross section of wedding planners, photographers, marriage officers, musicians and transportation service providers listen attentively to understand the benefits of becoming members of the GBI Bridal Association

Freeport, Bahamas - Small businesses in the wedding industry are banding together in an effort to raise standards, encourage certification, as well as, to promote and market Grand Bahama Island as the premier wedding destination in the region. 

The Grand Bahama Island Bridal Association was recently launched under the auspices of the Bahamas Bridal Association, which is the only wedding association endorsed by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. 

“It is indeed with great pleasure that The Bahamas Ministry of  Tourism applauds Grand Bahama top wedding professionals as they forge the way forward for bridal industry partners by forming an organization such as GBIBA who will, no doubt, not only set the pace in adhering to and maintaining best practices while servicing engaged couples, their family and friends, but who will also create the kind of delightful experiences which will make them and their special guests repeat visitors to our shores" stated Freda Madrisotti, Director of Romance for The Islands of The Bahamas.

GBI-Bridal-Assn.jpg
The Executive Board members of the GBI Bridal Association are - Janet Albury - President, Rosalyn Pinder - Ministry of Tourism, Sherilyn Cooper - Secretary, Bishop Joseph Hall, Sr - Chaplain, Liselle Harris - Vice President, Davina Rutherford - Treasurer

"The Grand Bahama Island Bridal Association has been in the making for the past several years. We are pleased that persons have stepped forward to assume leadership positions in an effort to bring together wedding vendors to focus on increasing business by advertising, educating, training, hosting seminars, trade shows and putting in motion many planned initiatives in order to move this industry forward', said Janet Albury President of the Association. Also serving on the Board are Liselle Harris - Vice President, Davina Rutherford - Treasurer, Sherilyn Cooper - Secretary, Bishop Joseph Hall - Chaplain, Rosalyn Pinder - Ministry of Tourism, Tara Dorsette - Attorney.

Albury also admonished persons who practice the 'copy-cat' syndrome and encouraged all vendors to tap into their own creativity in order to provide 'signature' products or style of service for their companies, one that is marketable and distinguishes them from similar types of businesses.

Anna Fox, the Immediate Past President of the Bahamas Bridal Association addressed the group on behalf of the current Executive and extended congratulations to the Executive team and members of the GBI Chapter on their accomplishment.  “As the business of brides is constantly changing, I cannot stress enough how important it is for the growth of the Chapter to ensure that your Consultant members become certified Wedding Planners and meet the requirements set by the GBIBA in order to uphold Industry Standards.   I encourage Consultant and Vendor members to have their own specific “Brand” which sets them apart and adapt to the changing economic climate in order to remain competitive as well as to stay abreast of changes in the wedding industry by engaging in local and international seminars and workshops”,  said Anna Fox.

For the past several years, persons eager to start a new career or to supplement their income, has been certified and designated as Certified Wedding Specialists by completing the Weddings Beautiful Bahamas [Worldwide] or ABC wedding planning courses.  Thus far, Grand Bahama Island boasts having some 17 certified wedding planners, known to the Association, with several persons currently enrolled to become certified later this year. This niche market is handsomely represented by experts in this field , infusing the best of The Bahamas.

GBI-Bridal-Assn.-Mtg2.jpg
Anna Fox, Immediate Past President of the Bahamas Bridal Association attended the GBI Bridal Association's launch encouraging persons in the wedding industry to work together to raise standards.



Bookmark and Share




© Copyright 2010 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Grand Bahama
Latest Headlines
Kelly's Freeport Wins Historic Judgement vs Bahamas Customs
PADF Asked to Remember Grand Bahama in Discussions on Needs in the Region
Proposed Relocation of Residents of Pinder’s Point, Lewis Yard, and the surrounding areas
Old Bahama Bay to reopen in December
Club Fortuna to Re-Open December 17
Grand Bahama's Pinetree Stables Back In Business
School Repair Concerns Resolved at Eight Mile Rock High School
Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation Established as Restoration Continues
Grand Bahama Island Product Update: “Optimism for Grand Bahama’s Tourism Sector”
NewCo2015’s Freeport Administrative Offices and Call Center Opens with Jobs for 30
Pre-Clearance Service Returns to Grand Bahama International Airport Since Hurricane Matthew
Conchman Triathlon Rejuvenates Sports Tourism on Grand Bahama
Major Cruise Line Returns to Grand Bahama Island
Celebrity Infinity makes inaugural visit to Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama X-Treme 13.2 Intracoastal Challenge set for December 3rd
Grand Bahama water sport companies open for business after Hurricane Matthew
Enumerators for Grand Bahama Labour Force Survey Sworn In
Tiasha Lewis named Miss Grand Bahama 2016
(Video) Grand Bahama Power Restoration Update: Oct 28
Miss Grand Bahama set for Sunday, October 30th
Miss Grand Bahama Pageant set for October 30th
Old Bahama Bay reports minimal damage from Hurricane Matthew
Tampa Electric arrives in Grand Bahama for Hurricane Matthew repairs
NEMA makes initial assessment of Hurricane Matthew damaged areas
Hurricane Matthew aftermath photos of Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Power Co. urges residents to stay off the roads as repairs are underway
Grand Bahama Power Updates on Restoration after Hurricane Matthew
Grand Bahama Power Restoration Efforts Underway
Grand Bahama Power: No planned, controlled shutdowns
Grand Bahama Residents in Low-Lying Areas Urged to Move Before Arrival of Hurricane Matthew
Grand Bahama Readies for Hurricane Matthew
Grand Bahama mourns the loss of Jeffrey Bernard Butler
Darville Sees a New Grand Bahama
GBPA Sparks Interest at Abaco Business Outlook Conference
"Health Care Has Improved Immeasurably," says PM in Grand Bahama
Darville Welcomes the Chinese Ambassador to Grand Bahama
Bahamas Junior Minister of Tourism Receives Grand Homecoming
Global Leadership Conference and Retreat set for Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama 30-yr-old event now dubbed, "GBPA Conchman Triathlon"
International Coastal Cleanup “All Hands on Deck”